What Types of Toys Support Healthy Play?

QUALITY TOYS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS...

ALLOW CHILDREN TO USE THEIR IMAGINATION

Look for toys, stuffed animals, figurines or dolls that aren’t from a tv show, or other media, to allow your child to create her own play ideas. Helping…
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How to Support Your Child Through the Holidays

These winter months can be tricky to navigate with young children.  Their routines and schedules often change significantly, due to shortened days, traveling, child care program closures, etc.  These changes can lead to situations that are less than ideal, i.e.…
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How to Design a Soothing & Safe Garden for a child with ADHD

A garden that is safe and calm helps soothe a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Everyone knows that a child with ADHD functions better in an environment that is neat and orderly. In this regard, a garden that exhibits the…
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Gingerbread, gingerbread, gingerbread!!

The holiday season is here and it brings with it wonderful smells of cinnamon, pine, and one of my favorites….gingerbread.  Many of us are busy decorating gingerbread men and women, houses and even trains with the children in our care.…
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Coaches Corner: Is it Challenging Behavior or Lack of Sleep?

Sometimes what may seem like challenging behavior may really be the expression of an overtired child. Sleep has a powerful impact on child behavior – even as it does on adult behavior (we have just to consider how we feel…
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CACFP Meal Pattern Updates

Centers and day care homes offering meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) play a critical role in supporting the wellness, health, and development of children through the provision of nutritious foods. Child care providers, in particular,…
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